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Safe-cracker sought in $10K burglary of Vapiano NYC in Union Square

Police said a woman acted as a lookout while a man broke into the safe.

A man cracked a safe at Vapiano NYC

A man cracked a safe at Vapiano NYC in Union Square while a woman acted as lookout, police said. Photo Credit: NYPD

Police on Monday were looking for a pair of thieves who forced their way into a Union Square area restaurant and made off with $10,000 in cash late last month.

One of the burglars, a man in a baseball cap, forced open the front door of the Vapiano restaurant on University Place while the other, a woman carrying a bag with “Time Warner” printed on it, waited outside as a lookout at about 3 a.m. on May 29, police said.

The man forced open a safe and took the cash before they both fled west on 13th Street.

The male is described as wearing a dark backpack, jeans, gray shirt and tan work boots. The female wore a black hooded sweater, dark pants and white sneakers, police said.

Police on Sunday released a video of the pair walking, hoping to catch the suspects.

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